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Dating rituals in france

Americans are thus obliged to officially ask each other out, and the first date is often for a drink and to make small talk.

I spoke to some French people to find out what exactly they’re doing differently from us.

The man, also pretending to be busy and not desperate, will generally follow a “three-day rule” in waiting to text the woman for a second date.

“A romantic relationship should move forward little by little in order to avoid a potential misunderstanding (wherein your partner could think you just want a one-night stand),” notes Meetic.

Taking a cue from the French and not overthinking our dating habits might be a good thing, particularly if you feel stuck in a dating rut.

Sometimes in our tendency to overanalyze and our haste to label things, we can stifle a potential romance and prevent it from flourishing.

Tipsy Pilgrim has previously covered these and other cultures’ ways of rating one’s sexual conquests.

“You’d think, after a first kiss, that there were only two possibilities,” says Mourad Zeggari in his blog entry on dating in the United States.

The word déïte — as the French phonetically spell it — doesn’t have an exact translation. “I would try to tell [American] guys, ‘I’m French; I don’t date,'” says a French expat in California, interviewed by Madame Figaro, “but it didn’t work.